Gang leaders call for an end to street violence in Atlanta

Imagine if the Bloods, Crips, Vice Lords, and GDs became organizations that empowered Black and brown youth to focus on self-improvement, entrepreneurship, and education. With a goal of building instead of destroying. It’s not too late for gangs to turn crime into legit commerce. NASCAR began due to liquor bootleggers who built fast cars to escape police. Crime is embedded in the fabric of America. A new approach for gangs would save and empower millions in the community. Nipsey Hussle’s marathon continues with the help of people such as Chief Sundiata Keita Kamara. Continue reading

School apologises after children perform Black History Month poem in blackface masks | The Independent

A school in Atlanta has apologised after children performed a poem for Black History Month in blackface masks.

Pupils at Kindezi Old Fourth Ward Charter School recited Paul Laurence Dunbar’s 1896 poem “We Wear The Mask” while wearing black masks with exaggerated red lips and white eyes. Continue reading

Charges dropped against fired Atlanta cop who murdered unarmed black man

Social activists and family members are outraged after charges were dropped against a fired White Atlanta cop who shot an unarmed Black suspect in the head.

The tragic death of Deravis Caine Rogers, 22, came at the hands of James R. Burns, who was working off-duty as a courtesy officer at an Atlanta apartment complex. At the time, there were a string of car break-ins in the area, and frustrated residents were on guard against thieves. Someone reported Rogers as a suspicious person in the area and called the police. When police backup arrived, Burns was one of the responding officers. Continue reading